Accession Number : AD0256957

Title :   DECISION RULES FOR THE DISPOSAL OF EXCESS AIR FORCE STOCK

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : HOUGHTEN,J.W. ; HOLTON,R.H.

Report Date : 01 FEB 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : IN 1959 THE Air Force disposed of surplus valued at over two and a half billion, not including aircraft. Part of the problem of carrying on an intelligent disposal function (one that originates in constantly changing technology and shifts in Air Force responsibilities and techniques) is the question of which items should be coded as excess and put up for disposal. The present study develops rules for doing this. It also considers similarities and differences between the disposal problems of the Air Force and private industry and considers the possible impact of surplus military items on the open markket. The disposal rules arrived at in RM-2722 are presented in two steps. The first is a relatively simple review rule for screening possible items for disposal. The second is a more complete but necessarily more time-consuming decision rule for determining precisely how many units should be coded as excess. Application of the decision rules of RM-2722 should repay the Air Force by reducing the number and expense of judgmental errors that occur when some costs may not be taken into account; by putting stock disposal on a routine basis; and by easing explanations on the subject of surplus disposal procedures. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT, *MILITARY SUPPLIES, COSTS, DECISION MAKING, DISPOSAL, LOGISTICS, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, REASONING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE